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Mobile Library

 

a set of books from the collection of a permanent library, sent out for the temporary use of readers who are unable to utilize the library because of their work or location.

In the USSR mobile libraries are sent to enterprises, construction sites, and kolkhozes which do not have permanent libraries, as well as to field stations, agitpunkts, and so on. After the decree of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR “On Measures for the Strengthening of Raion and Village Libraries” (1946), there was an extensive development of a new kind of mobile library, the bookmobile. In 1968, of the total number of popular libraries under the jurisdiction of the ministries of culture and the trade union organizations, approximately 70,000 libraries had more than 300,000 mobile libraries.

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Philip is known as the father of the National Bookmobile Conference, which started in 1986.
As with bookmobiles in general, it still holds appeal as a moving, mini-library, but youth are also engaged in the tech programming we offer.
It proves a momentous choice, because the Queen gets lost in the book and soon begins regular visits to the bookmobile, where she receives recommendations from Norman and begins to befriend the young man.
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We wanted an affordable solution that was simple to operate and would give us the connectivity we needed to serve 35 stops along a five-mile-radius bookmobile route," Fischer says.
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Fifty seven per cent are in communities with populations below 1000, indicating that in the US the mobile library, or bookmobile as they continue to be called, is very much a means of extending library service to rural areas.
It is not, after all, every day that a twelve-ton bookmobile disappears into thin air.
The Chauffeur is preparing for his summer circuit (despite the title) between Quebec City and Cote-Nord in the bibliobus or bookmobile.
Back in 1958, Sedona residents decided the infrequent visits from a bookmobile that began its journey in Phoenix, some 100 miles away, just weren't enough.
His short novel <IR> PARNASSUS ON WHEELS </IR> (1917) a story about what a later generation would have called a bookmobile, was an immediate success, as was its sequel, <IR> THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP </IR> (1919).
Ours was a tent camp off the main highway, and for some reason, the bookmobile from the closet town, Priest River, had not found us.